Art: Twenty-five Years After

Prosperous Portraitist Paul Chabas, 66, summoned reporters to his Paris studio last week to kill one news story and make another. He had just finished a portrait of Mrs. Walter E. Edge, wife of President Hoover's Ambassador to France. It was not, however, that work that he wanted to talk about but the most famed picture he ever painted—September Morn.

Rumors starting he knew not where insisted that the original model for the painting was now starving in a garret. Artist Chabas had suddenly been deluged with letters from the U. S. demanding to know...

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